Two days after Jordan Zimmermann kicked free agency into high gear by signing with the Detroit Tigers, former Cy Young-winner David Price has found his new team. Price will join the Boston Red Sox, according to a report from the Boston Globe.
Price's deal is said to be worth seven years and $217 million, which eclipses Max Scherzer's $210M deal signed last season. At the time, Scherzer's contract set the record for a free agent deal given to a pitcher. Price and Scherzer were teammates in Detroit for the 2014 season.
Price's contract also passes Clayton Kershaw's $215 million deal, which was the overall record for a pitcher. Price will now make $31 million annually, tying Miguel Cabrera for the highest AAV ever.
Price began the 2015 season with the Detroit Tigers before getting traded to the Toronto Blue Jays, who ended up in the ALCS. Price began his career with the Tampa Bay Rays and will now play for his third AL East team in a span of three seasons.
Price, 30, has a 3.09 ERA in eight big league seasons. Last year he went 18-5 with a 2.45 ERA and finished second in AL Cy Young voting.